John Meriton is a versatile singer / songwriter with an emotional mix of words, melodies and rhythms to excite the soul.
Writing songs, playing and singing is his way of understanding and expressing the experiences and emotions and the world he lives in. Like many people, John's musical journey started in his teens when he first picked up a guitar and started writing songs.
After a spell as lead singer in a school band, John formed a band at university, playing local pubs and clubs. Then came children and a successful career in social housing. So music took a back seat, although he has continued to play solo and in a ceilidh band. Over the years he has developed a love of Irish music and continue to play guitar in an instrumental trio called the Houseband, accompanying Chris on Ullean pipes and whistles along with Bill on Bodhran. Mixing this with his own material and popular songs, they run local acoustic nights and are bookable for house parties and celebrations.
In 2007 John took the opportunity to change his life and work part time so he could focus on his music. Playing solo and with band formats, this is a continuing journey of inspiration and exploration.......
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